- The Washington Times - Monday, March 3, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH
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ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases figures on personal income and outlays for January. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.
4:15 p.m.
Federal Reserve Board releases weekly foreign reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign exchange rates. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory pediatric subcommittee. Topics include development of drugs to help newborns infected with and exposed to HIV. Location: 5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1066, Rockville. Contact: 301/827-7001.
8:30 a.m.
Office of Science and Technology Policy holds a meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology to discuss combating terrorism, and federal investment in science and technology. Location: Eisenhower Executive Office Building, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Indian Treaty Room. Contact: 202/456-6010.
10 a.m.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting to receive a briefing on Status of Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards Programs Waste Safety. Location: NRC, commissioners' conference room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-7243.

SUPREME COURT
Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case
Docket Number 02-5664 Sell v. United States
Docket Number 01-1806 Ryan v. Telemarketing Associates
Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE
Meets at noon to consider the nomination of Miguel Estrada to be a judge for the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Columbia. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE
Meets at noon in pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
1 p.m. Government Reform national security, veteran affairs and international relations subcommittee holds a oversight hearing, "Combating Terrorism: A Proliferation of Strategies." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2548.

GENERAL AGENDA
Counties' group all day National Association of Counties holds its annual legislative conference.
Highlights 8:30 a.m. Sens. Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, and Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat.
10:15 a.m.
Concurrent workshops: "Clean Air Act: Where Do We Go from Here?"; "Homeland Security 18 Months after 9/11"; "Implementing the New Farm Bill"; "Internet Sales Tax"; "TEA-21 This Is the Year"
noon
First lady Laura Bush, introduction of the "Preserve America" initiative
12:20 p.m.
Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge
Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/745-2117 or 410/303-4484.
Indian council all day National American Indian Housing Council holds its ninth annual legislative conference.
Highlights 10:30 a.m. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez
Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/789-1754.
Reading events all day National Education Association holds the Read Across America Day.
Highlights 9 a.m. "Inside Base Camp," a look at the role reading plays in exploration. National Geographic Channel Studio, 1147 17th St. NW.
11 a.m.
Washington Redskins read with local children, FedEx Field, Landover.
2 p.m.
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer reads with children from Watkins Elementary. Supreme Court Library, First St. NE.
Contact: 202/822-7261.
War coverage 9 a.m. National Press Club holds a news conference, "Covering the War From the Homefront." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.
Women in politics 9 a.m. The White House Project holds a meeting, "The Future of American Politics: Will More Women Take Their Seats at the Table?"
Highlights 9:45 a.m. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat, "Experiences of Women in Power"
12:30 p.m.
Madeleine K. Albright, former secretary of state, gives keynote address, "Increasing the Ranks of Women in Political Leadership"
Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 212/260-1520 or 212/785-6001.
TSA labor group 10:30 a.m. American Federation of Government Employees holds a news conference to announce a new labor organization for the federal employees of the Transportation Security Administration. Topics include airport screeners and baggage handlers. Location: AFGC, 11th-floor boardroom, 80 F St. NW. Contact: 202/639-6419.
Patient safety 11:30 a.m. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality holds a news conference on patient safety. Participants include Dr. Carolyn Clancy, AHRQ director, and Dr. Charles Czeisler, chief of the division of sleep medicine at Harvard Medical School. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/594-6372.
Van Hollen speech noon University of Maryland's Center for International Security Studies hosts an address by Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Maryland Democrat, on the Bush administration's foreign policy on Iraq and other international issues. Location: Center for International Security Studies, Van Munching Hall, University of Maryland at College Park. Contact: 202/225-1402.
Medical liability 1 p.m. The American Medical Association and the Health Coalition on Liability and Access hold a news conference on the medical-liability crisis in the United States. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/789-7447, 202/380-0616.
Kyoto pact 1:30 p.m. World Resources Institute holds a discussion on some initial views from Japan on the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol. Topics include proposals for a new climate regime and building blocks such as nonbinding targets, planning, policies and measures. Taishi Sugiyama, senior researcher at Japan's Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, participates. Location: WRI, Suite 800, 10 G St. NW. Contact: 202/729-7750 or 202/729-7684.
Principi address 4 p.m. Presidential Classroom Scholars Program sponsors a lecture, "Federal Agencies' Responsibilities," for 300 participating high school students. Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony J. Principi participates. Location: Agriculture Department, Jefferson Auditorium, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/328-6521.

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